He believes that economic relations with occupied Donbas could replenish the Ukrainian budget.
“We annually lost about two billion hryvnias ($72,032,060). How much we lost during these years? Let’s assume eight billion hryvnias ($288,128,240). How many roads could we do?... For example, the construction of a regional hospital costs five billion hryvnias ($180,080,150),” he explained.
The Head of the Luhansk Administration added that the economic blockade provoked the displacement of hryvnia from occupied territories of Donbas.
“There is no more hryvnia; dollars and rubles remain there. Hryvnia is also a particular bind to Ukraine,” Haidai noted.
As we reported, the "Luhansk People's Republic" (LPR) militants plan to abandon the water that Ukraine supplies to the occupied territory. The militants have now reduced the volume of water they take through the Popasnyansky water canal.